Session 4: Advances in Bioenergy Research

November 2 - 4, 2020 | Virtual

Session 4: Advances in Bioenergy Research

Tuesday, November 3rd  •  5:00pm ‐ 6:30pm 

Session Chair: Sudhagar Mani, University of Georgia

Featured Presentation:

Impact of C5-Hydrolysis as pretreatment on carbon products produced from lignocellulosic
Jagannadh Satyavolu
, University of Louisville 

Lignocellulosic biomass is a sustainable starting material for the production of carbon products such as biocoal and high surface area carbons. However, the inherent constituents such as moisture, volatiles and ash present in biomass and overall production cost can pose some challenges to the performance and economic viability of the biomass derived carbon products. Dilute acid hydrolysis of the biomass as a pretreatment step prior to carbonization is shown to improve the quality and performance of the carbon products as well as improve their economic viability. 

During this presentation, attendees will learn about the pretreatment process, improvement in quality and performance of the carbon products, as well as a coproduct opportunity.

This study is a collaboration among University of Louisville, Oregon torrefaction, John Day, OR and BioProducts, LLC, Louisville, KY.  

Additional Presentations:

Improving Forest Residue Quality Through Air Classification and Specific Gravity Separation
Neal Yancy, Idaho National Laboratory 

Corn Stover Pellet Particle Morphology: Impact of Feedstock Properties and Pelleting Process Conditions
Jaya Shanka Tumuluru, Eric Fillerup, Josh Kane, Daniel Murray. Idaho National Laboratory


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